Host a retirement party for chimps on May 2
Did you know that the United States is the only developed nation in the world that still uses chimpanzees in invasive research?
That's why on Sunday, May 2, our Party Animals house parties will focus on these magnificent animals and important legislation to protect them. The Great Ape Protection Act (H.R. 1326) will phase out the use of chimpanzees in invasive research and retire the approximately 500 federally-owned chimps languishing in laboratories across the country.
An investigation released last year by The Humane Society of the United States revealed routine and egregious mistreatment of hundreds of chimpanzees and other primates at a federally-funded research center.
This kind of abuse needs to stop and we need your help. Watch the video and sign up to host a party to help these chimps.
We hope that you will consider hosting a party. It's an effective way to stand up for these animals and help raise the funds we need to get the Great Ape Protection Act signed into law!
With just a little bit of your time, you can give hundreds of chimps the retirement they deserve. Click here to watch the video and sign up to host a Chimp Retirement Party.
Party Animals is a fun and unique way to support the Humane Society Legislative Fund's mission to pass animal protection legislation, educate the public about animal protection issues and support humane candidates for office. On May 2, participants from all over the country will dial in to a nationwide conference call to hear from leading advocates and what we can do to stand up for chimps and for better science.
You can throw any kind of party you want, and invite your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to party with a purpose! We'll help you out by sending you a host box with information you can share with your guests, and hold special conference calls for hosts to share tips and ideas for making your party a success.
It won’t be a party without you, so be sure to sign up to host a “Chimp Retirement” party on Sunday, May 2.